Events

May 24, 2013

Law Day 2013: The Case of the Big Bad Wolf v. Curly Pig

Airman 1st Class Victoria Gelinas
412th TW Judge Advocate Office

May 1, Law Day was recognized across the country. It is meant to encourage citizens to reflect on the role of law in the foundation of the country and to recognize its importance for society.

For Law Day 2013, the Edwards†legal team†went to Branch Elementary School on base to put on a mock trial with the third grade students. The case of the mock trial was the Big Bad Wolf vs. Curly Pug.

In the trial, the students acted out the roles of the Big Bad Wolf, the last of the three little pigs (Curly Pig), the judge, attorneys, bailiff, and other witnesses.

They tried to convince the jury (all the students not assigned a role) that: 1, Curly Pig was trying to improperly injure the Big Bad Wolf, or 2, he was justified in protecting his home.

Throughout the trial the students learned about Opening Statements (the attorneys’ first chance to talk to the judge and jury about the case); Direct Examination (the witnesses telling their side of the story); Cross Examination (defense or prosecution ask the witnesses about their testimony); and Closing Statements (the concluding statement of each party).

In one of the classrooms the trial ended in a hung jury and we explained what happens when the jury cannot make a decision. At the end of the trial, the attorneys opened the floor up to the students to ask any questions they wanted about the law. Some questions included, “How do you get to be a part of a jury?” And, “What if the member found guilty wasn’t really guilty?”

In the end, the students had a great time participating in a mock trial and got a better understanding of how the court system works.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs April 17, 2015

STEM Expo The Antelope Valley Union High School District needs volunteers to serve as judges for the first Annual STEM Expo 5:30 p.m., April 27 at Eastside High School. Students will be evaluated in seven categories: Environmental/Agricultural Innovation, Invention, Reverse Engineering, Robotics and Computer Science, Rube Goldberg, Science Fiction, and Science Inquiry. Eastside High School...
 
 

Sexual assault survivor: One Airman’s story

- By a Survivor WASHINGTON — Sexual assault is a hot topic — one addressed in annual training and at commander’s calls throughout the Air Force — yet the details of victims’ stories are seldom mentioned. This is understandable. These crimes against service members are intensely personal. Also, as many survivors have learned, listeners don’t...
 
 
cmsaf

Q&A with the CMSAF

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, visited Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, from March 31 to April 2. During his visit, Cody met with Airmen to discuss morale, w...
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Michael J. Pausic

CSAF discusses Air Force’s need to reset

U.S. Air Force photo by Michael J. Pausic Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III addresses the audience during his speech at the Air Force Association’s monthly Breakfast Series in Arlington, Va., April 2. The Air Force...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

Command chief shares secrets to success for enlisted

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th Test Wing command chief hosted a mandatory enlisted all-call at the base theater April 13. Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th Test Wing command chief ...
 
 
DoD
Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

F-35 program ‘on right track,’ director says

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15, 2015. Mai...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>